About the 2013 show
The Lambeth Country Show returns to Brockwell Park on the weekend of 20 and 21 July, boasting a unique line-up that celebrates the very best of the city and countryside.
Now in its 39th year and organised by Lambeth Council, the show has all the attractions of a traditional country fair such as home grown vegetables, jams and chutneys. horticultural shows along with sheep dog and owl displays happen throughout the weekend, but with a distinctly urban South London vibe.
In 2012, the show attracted more than 150,000 people, drawn to the truly eclectic mix of free entertainment and activities for all ages. This year sees the show split into nine zones, featuring music, art, theatre, sport and games, food, animals, horticulture and much more.
Music plays a big part of the country show and this year is no exception. Featuring an eclectic mix of latin dub, afrobeat, ska and soul, Sunday welcomes back roots and reggae and the Village Green zone will showcase an eclectic mix of local and national talent playing folk and country.
The Cultivate zone is set to get creative this year with workshops and performances dedicated to arts, dance and culture. Last year visitors to cultivate had the opportunity to try yoga, knitting with the Ninja Knitters, making puppets from wooden spoons, shaking their hips belly dancing,listening to local authors reading from their work and watching the colourful khathak dancers.
The ever popular Flower zone is blooming this year too with fun and exciting activities for those with green fingers. Expect vegetable characters, scarecrow and recycled garden competitions, Bonsai exhibits and boiled fruit cakes. There’s something for everyone, so download your entry form now if you wish to take part.
Firm favourite, the Farm zone, will bring the country to the city with more animals than ever. Live interactive demonstrations, owl displays and live shows will take place in the Main Arena throughout the weekend. If that isn't enough, there is always the donkey rides, sheep shearing, hive inspections, candle making and look out for a surprise or two.
With over 250 exhibitors and traders, you can try food from the West Coast of Africa to Dorset cream teas. If you fancy bringing your own picnic with you, we have a dedicated picnic area for you to enjoy the scenery.
If you enjoy the thrill of a funfair then you won’t be disappointed at the show. Big kids and children alike can try the many rides, modern and vintage.
Horses, pigs, falcons and ferrets grace the Main Arena for two days this year bringing the countryside to Lambeth! Expect some spectacular performances throughout the weekend.
We look forward to seeing you at the show. This free annual event is not one to be missed!